Public defender methods and static inner classes in interfaces?

Pavel Minaev int19h at
Mon Sep 13 20:56:02 PDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Collin Fagan <collin.fagan at> wrote:
> I keep reading these proposals and I keep reading that public defender
> methods have "no state" and yet I can't bring myself to believe it. They may
> be intended to have "no state" but that really doesn't mean people aren't
> going to try.. and succeed... to make this multiple inheritance or traits or
> mix-ins.

Well, if the demand for this is so strong that multiple frameworks
spring up, then, perhaps, it would be a good indication that the
feature is too useful in pragmatic sense to stick to academic purity?

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